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TWELFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Wednesday, February 24, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION


EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
MINUTES


Representative Richardson, Chair of the Education Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 1:00 PM on February 24, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.


Members present:

RICHARDSON, Ruth, Chair
HASSAN, Hodan, Vice-Chair
ERICKSON, Sondra, Lead
BENNETT, Peggy
BERG, Kaela
BOE, Greg
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
MUELLER, Patricia
POSTON, John
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami


Rep. Wazlawik moved that the minutes from February 22, 2021 be approved. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Rep. Richardson moved that HF 950 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Rep. Richardson moved the A21-0033 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following MDE staff gave a walk-through of the bill:
Deputy Commissioner Heather Mueller
Assistant Commissioner Daron Korte
Assistant Commissioner Bobbie Burnham
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations

Testifiers:
Melodee Strong, Teacher, Minneapolis Public Schools; Educators for Excellence
Sam Johnson, Teacher, St. Paul Conservatory for the Performing Arts
Glazell Toledo, Teacher, Intermediate District 287
Julieta Cervantes, Ethnic Studies Coalition
Angela Osuji, Minnesota Science Teachers Association
Kate Rosok, Minnesota Earth Science Teachers Association
Tom Brenner, Principal, Cloquet Middle School
Jason Luksik, Principal, Lincoln Elementary
Tania Lyon, Talent Development Coordinator, Mankato Area Public Schools
Tom Appel, Executive Director, MN Association of Agriculture Educators
Deb Henton, Executive Director, MN Association of School Administrators
Melissa Malen, Vice President, Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented
Idill Abdul, Parent Advocate
Kate Lynne Snyder, Education Minnesota

Rep. Richardson laid over HF 950 as amended.

The committee was adjourned at 2:29 PM.
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF950 (Richardson) - Prekindergarten through grade 12 education funding provided including general education, education excellence, health and well-being, nutrition, libraries, early childhood, and post secondary enrollment options and graduation; technical corrections made; reports required; and money appropriated.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:05 - HF950 (Richardson) Prekindergarten through 12th grade education funding provided including general education, education excellence, health and well-being, nutrition, libraries, early childhood, and post secondary enrollment options and graduation; technical corrections made; and reports required (governor's policy bill).
Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.




HF950 (Richardson) - Minnesota Department of Education Policy Bill
Prekindergarten through 12th grade education funding provided including general education, education excellence, health and well-being, nutrition, libraries, early childhood, and post secondary enrollment options and graduation; technical corrections made; and reports required.

*Bills may be taken in any order. Agenda items may be added or removed.*

This remote meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 which can be found here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

Due to the nature of zoom meetings, written testimony is highly encouraged as an alternative to testifying live. Written testimony must be a PDF file in OCR format, but an MS Word document can be converted if needed. Written testimony can be submitted to Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn. Please email written testimony/handouts by 5:00 pm the previous business day to ensure it will be posted as part of the virtual committee packet. It will also be accepted up to 24 hours after the hearing to become part of the record.

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